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Child Health and the Wealth of Nations

Staff of the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) (CLCRF) were privileged to attend the Telethon Kids Institute Annual Community Lecture on Wednesday evening, 1 November at the Heath Ledger Theatre in Perth.

Each year, Telethon Kids Institute brings a world-renowned international expert to deliver a free presentation to the community.

This year, internationally renowned Harvard health economist and demographer from the US, Professor David Bloom, spoke at the lecture about ‘Child Health and the Wealth of Nations’.

He gave an insightful and thought-provoking talk about how any country that wants to grow its economy needs to pay close attention to the health of its smallest citizens: children.

It was a very informative night and provided a great deal of food for thought about how vital it is to protect the health of children. David Bloom’s lecture reinforced the importance of CLCRF’s mission to raise money for children’s cancer research.

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